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Cookie Policy

Cookies..

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser.

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You

My cookies help:

  • Make this website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve this website for you
  • Make marketing more efficient (ultimately helping to offer the service at the price I do)

I do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies in use below

Granting permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of my website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from this site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that my site will not work as you would expect.

My own cookies

I use cookies to make my website work including:

  • Making my shopping basket and checkout work
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Showing you which pages you have recently visited
  • Allowing you to add comments to my site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use my site.

Third party functions

My site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. My site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share my content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter I have included sharing buttons on my site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

I use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited my website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when my site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps me to continuously improve my website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell me if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping me to put more money into developing me services for you instead of marketing spend.

I use:

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither me, advertisers or my advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. I only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles

You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although I would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

I use:

Banner Adverts

I fund my site by showing adverts as you browse my site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. My partners include:

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of mine and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!